Thursday, January 27, 2011

How To Store Data In Bacteria

Probably the scariest story you will ever read. The implications of this are straight out of zombie land.

but scientists say the method could soon allow for text, images, music, or even video to be "recorded" in E. Coli, according to Discovery.

Perhaps more importantly however, bacteria isn't susceptible to intrusion.

You're not kidding! translated this means once it has escaped into the human population (whoops!) it cannot be contained. This means that the germs are impervious to any known anti-biotics.

"All kinds of computers are vulnerable to electrical failures or data theft. But bacteria are immune from cyber attacks. You can safeguard the information."

Just one gram of data-storing bacteria could hold the same amount of data as up to 450, 2,000 GB hard drives, according to Computerworld.

Pretty impressive. How does that compare to the number of natural brain cells you already have? Is there a point where a critical mass of 'brilliant' bacteria would 'takeover' a host brain? And at that point why would you even want a 'cure'?

I think what we are really looking at here is the next step in human evolution. Science has provided a way to insert what for all intents and purposes is a method for inserting otherwise bulky machines into our natural physical bodies. RFID chips, bionic limbs, etc. But to get something into the brain was much higher fruit on the 'tree of knowledge'. Here we are on the doorstep of the most monumental step in human evolution, the full and irrevocable integration of man and machine. Once the machine has conquered the mental plane it can then much more easily find the solution to the physical. Think 'Transformers' and you might not be too far off.

And it may already be too late to even try to mount an opinion about this research. If it is that intelligent and immune to attack, then even a small amount 'spilled' somewhere would quickly be able to replicate itself by way of Seasonal flu, cold, and allergy periods. And the most important and seemingly unthought of by Big Science is they are making this bacteria immune to attack. From Big Medicine? From trojan-ware? Exactly what is it NOT immune to. Surely they would have built a back door shutdown code, or held back at least one specific medicine that will kill this

Here's the answer:
In addition, researchers have also developed a three-tier security fence to safeguard the data, and created an encoding mechanism that ensures the data can't be disturbed by mutations in bacterial cells.

No they definitely wanted that whatever goes on in those cell walls, to stay in those cell walls.

Been sneezing lately? Yeah me too.

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